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Keto-Friendly Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars

This easy and delicious Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars recipe will bring back fond memories of childhood, and ice cream trucks.

And, if that’s not enough and you’re watching your sugar and carb intake, it’s keto-friendly, too! Oh, happy day!!

A closeup image of three toasted almond ice cream bars in glass drinking glasses with ice cubes.

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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Why this recipe works:

As soon as those the familiar bells from the ice cream truck started ringing, it was like time stood still, and all was right with the world. 

At least that’s what it seemed like when I was a kid, and I was eating my beloved toasted almond ice cream bars.

Today’s easy ice cream bar recipe brings back all those same feelings and emotions, but as an adult who’s trying to watch my carbohydrate intake, there is zero percent guilt!

What if I don’t like almonds? Can I substitute another type of nut?

By all means. Toasted pecans would be delicious, as would toasted macadamia nuts, or just about any other type of nuts that are your favorites. Just make sure to swap out the almond extract for pure vanilla extract and you’ll be all set.

How long do these ice cream bars take to freeze?

That all depends on the type of ice cream bar molds you’re using, and how thick they are. I’ll leave the affiliate link below for the silicone molds I used. That said, I would say a good 4 to 6 hours would be sufficient no matter what type of mold you use. Just make sure to test them for firmness before you try to remove them from the molds.

Can I make these bars with another type of homemade ice cream, or does it have to be keto-friendly ice cream?

If you have a favorite homemade vanilla ice cream that you love, you can definitely use it. It does not have to be keto-friendly. However, if you want the full toasted almond ice cream bar experience (i.e. the copycat flavor), please make sure to use pure almond extract as the flavoring.

Can I use store-bought vanilla ice cream to make these keto-friendly toasted almond ice cream bars?

You can, but then they won’t be keto-friendly. That said, if you’d like to make these ice cream bars with store-bought ice cream all you need to do is soften some vanilla ice cream so it’s pliable.

Stir in some almond extract and proceed with the recipe (shown in the video below) to the point of filling the molds with the toasted almonds and ice cream. Once made, refreeze until firm and you’re good to go!

A closeup image of a toasted almond ice cream bar with a bite taken out.
 

Additional homemade ice cream recipes (keto and otherwise):

No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream is a favorite for people who love bananas, toasted walnuts, caramel, and vanilla wafers. It’s utterly delicious!!

No Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream in an ice cream dish with bananas and caramel sauce.

With only six ingredients, these Strawberry Whipped Keto Pops are the perfect frozen dessert treat for sticking to your keto diet plan, and for indulging in something deliciously sweet, but without all of those pesky carbs!

An overhead photo of strawberry whipped keto pops on a white oval tray with fresh strawberries and lime wedges.
  • Copycat Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bar (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s easy frozen dessert of toasted almond ice cream bars.

Yield: 9 bars

Copycat Keto-Friendly Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars

A closeup photo of a toasted almond ice cream bar with a bite taken out.

This easy and delicious Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bars recipe will bring back fond memories of childhood, and ice cream trucks. And, if that's not enough and you're watching your sugar and carb intake, it's keto friendly, too! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
freeze time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup swerve, all natural sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1½ cups ground almonds

Instructions

  1. Toast the ground almonds lightly in a dry skillet, stirring constantly so they don't burn. This will take approximately 5 minutes over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream and swerve sweetener until light and fluffy but not stiff.
  3. Stir in the almond extract and fresh lime juice.
  4. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of the cooled, toasted almonds in the bottom of the ice cream mold. Fill the molds with the whipped cream mixture, and top again with a layer of toasted ground almonds.
  5. Freeze the ice cream bars until firm. Remove from the silicone molds, add sticks, and enjoy!

Notes

Tools and equipment;

large bowl, hand mixer, measuring spoons, measuring cups, food processor (optional for grinding nuts), silicone molds, popsicle sticks, skillet (for toasting nuts), wooden spoon, baking sheet (for placing molds in the freezer).

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1 bar

Amount Per Serving Calories 245Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 54mgSodium 15mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gProtein 4g

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Wednesday 6th of May 2020

I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing

Renée

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

My pleasure. Enjoy!

Rosamonde Simone @ KetoBotyToneAvis

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

Your recipe of 'toasted-almond-ice-cream-bars' looks very tasty and delicious I will try it soon. Thank you for sharing it.

Renée

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

It is my pleasure, Rosamonde! Enjoy!! Renee

Karen

Sunday 11th of August 2019

Just wondering how you got the coating of Almonds all over the bar when you only place it in the bottom of the mold and on top after pouring in the ice cream?

Also, is the lime juice essential?

Renée

Sunday 11th of August 2019

Hi, Karen! I like the lime juice because it cuts through the heaviness of the cream and brightens the flavor of the ice cream itself. For my taste, it's an essential ingredient. Feel free to omit the lime juice, but I promise you won't notice lime. You'll only notice if it's not there as they won't be as flavorful. After I took the bars out of the molds, I pressed the almonds onto the sides of the bars. Sorry if I neglected to mention that in the recipe itself. Hope this helps. Thanks for your questions. Renee

Jill Roberts @ Wellnessgeeky.com

Tuesday 6th of August 2019

That toasted almond ice cream bar is so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx, Renée for sharing!

Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy.com

Friday 19th of July 2019

That Toasted Almond Ice Cream Bar looks absolutely fantastic. Beautiful photos, too. I look forward to trying this.

Renée

Saturday 20th of July 2019

Thank you so much, Bella! Enjoy the bars :)

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